Rays vs. Astros - 6/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (29-32) at Tampa Bay Rays (27-31)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
L McCullers (3-1) (4.23) vs. M Andriese (4-0) (2.52)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +105 / Houston Astros -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Astros have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have an ERA of 4.16 and have split their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 81 hits, George Springer has 37 RBI and Carlos Correa has eight home runs. Lance McCullers gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.23 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has been rolling right now, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 64 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 24 RBI and Corey Dickerson has 11 home runs. Matt Andriese takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Andriese’s second career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record and 3-10 in McCullers' last 13 road starts. The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Astros are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings overall.
We're getting a rested Rays team at home for plus money against a Houston team that had a tough loss Thursday afternoon. Tampa Bay is playing some solid baseball right now and is tearing the cover off the ball. Not to mention Andriese has been pretty good so far this season.